Stephen Karr

Pianist/Conductor

Born in Greenville, South Carolina, conductor and keyboardist STEPHEN KARR is a compelling interpreter of opera and orchestral works. He has conducted productions of Trouble in TahitiCosì fan tutteThe Turn of the ScrewLa Calisto (LA premiere), Ariadne auf Naxos and The Rake’s Progress (LA professional premiere), among others. The Los Angeles Times praised his performance of the Stravinsky as having kept orchestra, cast and chorus on “well-articulated rhythmic track.”

Stephen’s schooling includes degrees in organ performance and orchestral conducting. He lives in Long Beach with his wife, Hannah Waldman and their children Leonard and Eleanor.

Currently in: Romancing the Opera